I like an open Internet. So I like it when the censors are exposed, and we can tell when a website has been deliberately blocked. This new error code — 451, as in Fahrenheit 451 — is meant to do just that. As a bonus, notice the subversive nature in the example in the picture.
A new online error code tells users when a site is unavailable for legal, rather than technical, reasons. Error 451, a nod to Ray Bradbury’s novel ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ indicates that a site has been censored by a government.